Watch Sugarland Perform Taylor Swift-Penned ‘Babe’ on ‘Today’ Show
Sugarland stood on the stage of Blake Shelton’s Ole Red bar to perform their new Taylor Swift-penned single "Babe" on Today on Wednesday (June 6), and when they were finished, host Hoda Kotb went a tad nuts.
“Ohhhhhh!” Kotb yelled at the conclusion of the performance. "That’s a hit!"
The "Babe" music video trailer will air during Wednesday's CMT Music Awards. Of course, all of this is a worthy lead-up to the June 8 release of the country duo's new album Bigger, which includes songs like "Still the Same," "Bigger" and of course, "Babe."
"We’ve never put someone else’s song on a Sugarland record, but we were immediately interested in ‘Babe’ the first time we heard it!” says Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. "This one really felt like it belonged so we saved it for the final afternoon of our recording session; a special time for us. This collaboration is the perfect combination of mutual admiration for each other and mutual admiration for great songs. As artists, we really see the world through a similar lens."
“Our last hours in the studio have always been good luck,” adds Kristian Bush about the late afternoon recording of the song. “‘All I Want to Do’ was from a final session, so was ‘Stuck Like Glue.’ The biggest compliment was when she heard our take on the track and emailed us to say she wanted to be a part of it!"
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